Bryah Resources Ltd (ASX:BYH) has begun the next phase of drilling at the Bryah Basin Manganese Joint Venture in Western Australia with OM Manganese Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OM Holdings Ltd (ASX:OMH).
Following the completion of recent drilling at the Brumby Creek prospect, where high-grade mineralisation of up to 30 metres at 33.6% manganese from 9 metres, including 16 metres at 38% manganese from 21 metres was intersected, the company has started an accelerated program of exploration.
This will include around 2,000 metres of reverse circulation (RC) infill drilling at the Brumby Creek prospect and Horseshoe South Manganese mine along with 165 metres of diamond drilling to obtain PQ3 diameter drill core for density and beneficiation test-work.
The work program will also include ground geophysical survey trials over the high-grade zone at Brumby Creek, with the aim of determining effective geophysical methods for exploring manganese.
It will conclude with the preparation of mineral resource estimates for the Brumby Creek, Black Hill and Horseshoe South areas.
Tenement and geology plan
The RC drill rig started drilling on October 28 and the diamond drilling is expected to begin in early November 2020.
Ground geophysical survey trials, using Induced Polarisation (IP) and Gradient Array IP methods, are also in progress at the Brumby Creek prospect.
In May and August 2020 Bryah completed two reverse circulation exploration drilling programs and this next phase of exploration will follow-up results in the Brumby Creek and Horsehoe South mine areas.
Infill drilling will be completed to enhance the current 3D models ahead of completing the resource estimates in early 2021.
OM (Manganese) Limited is fully funding joint venture exploration activities.